After checking the cloud forecast last night I thought there was a good to moderate chance of a decent sunrise in the morning and so I elected to go slightly further afield. I decided to head down to Jervis Bay and pay a visit to one of my favourite beaches on the bay – Blenheim. This is one of the awesome white sand beaches at the southern end of Vincentia and looks stunning at any time of the year. I set the alarm for 5am, but I didn’t sleep very well and was up and out of bed by 4:30 and in the car and driving south not long after. I got to the beach well before first light and finished off my Macca’s latte in the car park while waiting for the first glimmer of light on the horizon. It turned out to be a good sunrise – not the high cloud cover I’d hoped for, but enough to provide some colour to the dawn display.

First shot of the morning and I did a very long exposure (60 seconds) of the moon setting in the north.


I decided I’d do a selfie, but stupidly I chose a really wobbly rock to stand on, which made standing still during the long exposure problematic and explains that faint white glow you can see around my head.


And yes, I took the drone! You don’t always need to put a drone up to maximum height to get cool shots, this one was only about 20m above the beach.


The lights of Point Perp shine bright all the way to the other side of the bay.


One of my favourite shots of the day. Nice bit of pink back-lighting along that cloud edge.


Sun poked its head up above the Beecroft Peninsula.


Above the trees to the rear of the beach and looking out towards the heads of the bay.


Some awesome rays from the sun as it pushed through the clouds.


The beach in all its glory with the sun rising over Beecroft.


Pod of dolphins swam past the beach about 10 minutes after sunrise.


Pastel shades looking south-east towards Bowen Island.


This is at the southern end of the beach.


The traditional ‘on the way back to the car’ shot – crystal clear waves breaking on the beach.